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UK visual effects, animation & games industries get multi-million pound skills boost

Comments Off | 09-25-2014

The UK’s leading visual effects (VFX), animation and games employers – including Double Negative, Framestore, Moving Picture Company, Pinewood Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Ubisoft Reflections – have joined forces to create a new Next Gen Skills Academy, it was announced today.
The consortium has secured nearly £6.5m of investment via the UK Commission for

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Bidding opens for £200 million to build homes on brownfield land

Comments Off | 08-13-2014

Councils across the country can now team up with developers and bid for government assistance to build thousands of new homes on previously-developed land, Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis announced today (13 August 2014).
Mr Lewis published the bidding criteria for a share of £200 million that will help create 10 housing zones on brownfield land

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£100m RB plc research and development investment in the North of England welcomed by Chancellor

Comments Off | 07-24-2014

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne MP, today (24 July 2014) welcomed the announcement by RB (Reckitt Benckiser) to invest £100 million in its consumer health R&D (research and development) operations, with the creation of a state of the art Centre of Scientific Excellence to be based in the UK.
The announcement, which will secure over

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Nick Clegg speech at Leeds Economic Conference

Comments Off | 07-6-2014

Across Yorkshire, you can feel the excitement building about tomorrow’sGrand Départ. Every city, town and village in this region is determined to give the Tour De France the best send-off it’s ever seen. Right from the start, they’ve been committed to making the most of this fantastic opportunity for the future.
Economically, it’s estimated that the

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PM marks £1 billion investment boost for UK SMEs

Comments Off | 06-2-2014

The Prime Minister has visited a construction site in London to mark a £1 billion investment boost for the UK’s small and medium businesses (SMEs) by Balfour Beatty.

Balfour Beatty say that this investment – the largest ever spend by a UK construction contractor – is expected to support around 50,000 extra jobs in comparison to

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Unemployment drops below 7%

Comments Off | 04-18-2014

Unemployment has dropped below 7% for the first time since the recession and employment has seen the biggest annual jump in a generation, figures published by the Office for National Statistics today (16 April 2014) show.
Unemployment fell by 77,000 in the last 3 months, taking the unemployment rate to 6.9% for the first time since

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